clalit hospital 88 248.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
The Israel Medical Association threatened on Tuesday that all Leumit community
health clinics in the Central region would shut down on Wednesday, following
fruitless negotiations during the day.
But it said that movement late on
Tuesday could bring about a cancellation of the sanctions.
In any case, a
full strike will be held on Wednesday in the Dan-Petah Tikva and Haifa community
health fund clinics of Clalit Health Services. Municipal doctors, school health
service physicians and well-baby (tipat halav) doctors will strike on Wednesday.
In addition, District Health Office physicians in the Central, Tel Aviv, Haifa
and Northern Districts will not work except for duty officers – one in each
district – to handle emergencies.
On Thursday, hospital operating rooms
will again perform only oncological and other urgent surgery, with all other
hospital departments functioning normally.
No progress has been made in
talks between Treasury wage division officials and the IMA, which began its
sanctions over pay, working conditions, needs of the periphery and other issues
some two months ago.